Kevin Cordon faces Indonesian Anthony Ginting in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO, JAPAN – The performance of the Guatemalan badminton player Kevin Cordon in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics He has transcended borders and has earned respect as the only Latin American in the fight for medals in the Olympic event that takes place in Asian territory.
In the game for the bronze medal, Kevin Cordon will face Anthony Ginting from Indonesia with 24 years. He obtained the bronze medal at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games and is fifth in the ranking of the World Badminton Federation.
However, what Kevin Cordón demonstrated with agreeing to the fight for the bronze medal has captured the attention of the Indonesian press and therefore they interviewed Taufik hidayat, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and referred to the performance of the Guatemalan athlete.
“You cannot underestimate Guatemala, it is not a badminton country, but look, it has already entered the semifinals and fights for the medal.”Said Taufik Hidayat in the note published by Tribun Jabar News.
Hidayat also includes gold medals at the 2005 Anaheim World Championships, silver at Paris 2010 and bronze at Hyderabad 2009 and Seville 2001.
🏸🇬🇹 The Guatemalan badminton player remembers from # Tokyo2020 the experience he had in his town of La Unión, Zacapa, to qualify for the Olympic Games 🙌🏽👏🏽https: //t.co/rg1dM8IvGu
– ESPN Guatemala (@ESPN_GT) August 1, 2021
“Anthony Ginting has worked optimally. This defeat in the semifinals should be a lesson for the future. It has to be stronger mentally, these are the Olympic Games that are every four years where all athletes want to play ”, added Taufik Hidayat.
The match for the bronze medal at the Olympic Games is scheduled for this Monday, August 2 at 5:00 AM (Guatemala time) at Musashino Forest Plaza.